Tag Archives: Civil War

General Longstreet Article

In case you missed it, there is an article about Lt. General James “Pete” Longstreet in today’s Augusta Chronicle. He was born in Edgefield County, South Carolina, and raised in the Augusta area. He attended Richmond Academy before going to … Continue reading

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African American webinar

The Friends of the National Archives-Southeast Region will be hosting a webinar this Monday, February 13th at 7pm. The topic will be “Using Civil War Records to Research African American Ancestors.” According to the Friends of the National Archives website, … Continue reading

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150 Years Ago Today…

On February 9, 1861, Augusta’s Chronicle and Sentinel newspaper reported the resignation of a Lt. William Boggs from the United States Army.  Like many during this time, this Augusta son resigned his commission from the United States Army and returned … Continue reading

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The African-American Experience at Redcliffe Plantation

There will be a very interesting program on February 19th at Redcliffe Plantation on Beech Island about the African-American Experience during the Civil War. The presentation includes a tour of the mansion and slave quarters and runs from 10 to noon. The … Continue reading

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New Civil War Book

A new book arrived in the Georgia Room this morning; Crossroads of Conflict: A Guide to Civil War Sites in Georgia by Barry L. Brown and Gordon R. Elwell. It includes color photos, historical photographs and paintings, plus a Civil … Continue reading

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